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- For the minor character of the day from Grin to Win, see Cyrus (Johto).
Cyrus (Japanese: アカギ Akagi) is the boss of Team Galactic, a man with the aim of destroying and then recreating the entire universe in his image, without emotions, so that there may be no conflict.
In the games
As the boss of Team Galactic, Cyrus is the nihlistic, god-complexed main antagonist of the Sinnoh games, with the ultimate goal of summoning Dialga and Palkia in order to destroy the universe so that he may start it again as its god. Born and raised in Sunyshore City, he was known to be a good, albeit antisocial, student, and so preferred the company of machines over humans and Pokémon. Despite being such a good student, however, he did not live up to his parents' expectations, and so felt rejected. His grandfather, who lives on Route 228 in Pokémon Platinum, regrets not taking him in during his time of need.
The player first meets him in Mt. Coronet, but he does not battle, nor give his name. Later on, the two men guarding Lake Valor will mention his name in passing, though Cyrus himself is not identified until he introduces himself after the player defeats a Galactic Grunt and investigates the ruins in Celestic Town.
Upon being defeated at Spear Pillar, Cyrus claims he will have revenge and disappears. His assets and duties are left to Saturn.
According to one theory, Mt. Coronet is where the Sinnoh region began. In a newly created world... A world where only time flowed and space expanded.. There should have been no strife. But what became of that world? Because the human spirit is weak and incomplete, strife has appeared... This world is being ruined by it...I find the state of things to be deplorable...
There appears to have been an insignificant struggle here. Everyone should step back and view things from a bigger perspective. Yes, a bigger perspective, one that is on a universal scale. My name is Cyrus. I seek the power to create a new world, a world without strife. However that power seems to be unavailable here... We've met before, yes? It was at Mt. Coronet. If you discover any power derived from the legends of Sinnoh, inform me. For that power is what I need to create my new world.
Team Galactic HQ
I see. You must be the Trainer I've been hearing about. The foolhardy one that's trying to stand up to Team Galactic. Although I'd hardly expected to see that the Trainer is a mere child. I'd heard that our Commanders had a rough time with you... I know why you're here, I can sense it in you. It's about Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, correct? You want to save them... I no longer have any need for them. I am finished with them. If your heart aches to save them, go right ahead, I couldn't care less. It will save me the trouble of disposing of them.
But I must say... You are a remarkable specimen. Those Pokémon have nothing to do with you, do they not? But still you came to rescue them out of pity? Such pitifully useless emotions... It's illogical and irrational. Pity and compassion are products of the weak and lacking human heart. You were compelled to come here by vacuous sentimentality! I will make you regret paying heed to your heart!
- After sending out last Pokémon:
My last Pokémon.
I see... I may lose if this pace continues...
Interesting and quite curious.
I see. You are indeed strong. And the basis of your power is your compassion toward Pokémon. How wasteful... Such emotions are but mere illusions. And, like all illusions, they fade over time until death banishes them forever. That is why I have abandoned all emotions as useless sentimentality. But that doesn't matter. I doubt you will ever understand my position. That said, I recognize that you are strong and courageous to come alone. This is your reward.
The Master Ball is the ultimate Poké Ball. It will unfailingly catch any Pokémon in the wild. But it is not anything that I require. Unlike you Trainers, I do not make Pokémon my friends or partners. Unlike other Team Galactic members, I don't use Pokémon as tools. Instead, I make the power of Pokémon my own. If you wish to save the Pokémon from the lakes, take the warp panel ahead. I am off to Mt. Coronet. That's correct. Mt. Coronet. Where you and I first met. I will ascend the mountain to its peak and put an end to everything... No. I will bring about a new beginning for everything...
Now all will end. And everything will begin. With this Red Chain I will pry open the portal to another dimension. I command that you unleash all your power for me... Dialga/Palkia the mythical Pokémon and the master of time/space! This will bring about the destruction of all things. With everything gone, there will be no fighting and no strife. Can you feel time/space distorting? Only I can choose to stop it. This is the mythical Pokémon that created Sinnoh! Dialga/Palkia the ancient deity of time/space! This world cannot be molded into the ultimate world I seek! It's far easier to create an entirely new world than to change this one! A new world in which I am the ruler of all things! I shall become a deity!
Oh! Dialga/Palkia... This is... Fantastic! Beautiful! It's the creating of a new galaxy! My new world! ... Wh-what?!
The Red Chain! It crumbled away to nothing?! But why? Why would Mesprit, the Pokémon of Lake Verity, appear by your side? But never mind that! It's all destroyed! My galaxy is gone! I won't allow this... I will capture those three again and craft another Red Chain! But before I even think about that, I'm going to completely crush you!
- After sending out last Pokémon:
I admit that you have pushed me to this extreme.
This... this cannot be! It's not possible that I lose!
I won't admit this! The power spoken of in mythology... I didn't just make it obey me, I made it my own!
What is truly ultimate to you? What do you consider perfection? The most important thing... What shines the brightest... Telling you is meaningless. But I will not give up. I will become a deity one day... And I will make the ultimate mine...'
Cyrus in the opening of Platinum
Cyrus has, in a way, more of a role in Platinum, as he's first met at Lake Verity near the start of the game. He is also met in front of the statue in Eterna City and in Mt. Coronet. Unlike before, he is first battled in the ruins of Celestic Town and again at their base in Veilstone City. After summoning both Dialga and Palkia at Spear Pillar, he is taken by Giratina to the Distortion World. After the player battles Giratina, Cyrus stays in the Distortion World, still vowing to create a world without spirit.
...The flowing time... The expanding space... I will make it all mine one day... Cyrus is my name. Remember it... Until then, sleep while you can, legendary Pokémon of the lake bed....
Allow me to pass. Step aside.
...So, this is Eterna's Pokémon statue... Shaping our world are time and space in an interwining spiral. Revered in Sinnoh are the Pokémon of time and space... Sinnoh's myth... Its truth needs investigation...
...Pardon me. Stand aside.
Team Galactic HQ
Fellow members of Team Galactic! Hear me! My name, as I appear to you today, is Cyrus. This world of ours is a crude one. In a word, it is incomplete. It has been, and always will be, a struggle to survive in this world. We humans and Pokémon are likewise incomplete. Because we are all so lacking, we fight, we maim... It is ugly. I hate the incompleteness. That we are all incomplete, I hate it with my entire body and being. The world should be complete. The world must change. Then, who will change it? Me, Cyrus. And Team Galactic. Yes, all of you. Together we pored over myths and exposed their secrets. Together we captured legendary Pokémon. And now, Team Galactic has obtained the energy to change the world! The power of dreams is within our grasp! Understand it, fellow members! My long-held dreamworld is on the verge of becoming reality. All those headed to Mt. Coronet, and those who remain here... Though our missions may differ, our hearts beat as one. Let there be glory for Team Galactic!
...So you've come. You heard my speech, I take it. Snicker... A big lie, of course. It's true, insofar as my intention is to create a new world. But that world isn't for the likes of Team Galactic. I seek an entirely new world solely for myself. If not, it could never be the complete and perfect world. You've seen my minions of Team Galactic. You yourself must know that they are uniformly useless and incomplete.
I know why you're here. I can sense it in you. It's about Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, correct? You want to save them... I no longer have any need for them. I am finished with them. If your heart aches to save them, go right ahead. I couldn't care less. It will save me the trouble of disposing them.
But, I must say... You are a remarkable specimen. Those Pokémon have nothing to do with you, do they? But still you come to rescue them out of pity? Such pitifully useless emotions... It's illogical and irrational. Pity and compassion are products of the weak and faulty human heart. You were compelled to come here by such vacuous sentimentality! I will make you regret paying heed to your heart!
- After sending out last Pokémon:
My last Pokémon.
I see... I may lose if this pace continues...
Interesting. And quite curious.
I see... You are indeed strong. And the basis of your power is your compassion towards Pokémon.
...How wasteful... Such emotions are but mere illusions. And, like all illusions, they fade over time until death banishes them forever. That is why I have abandoned all emotions as useless as sentimentality.
...But that doesn't matter. I doubt you will ever understand my position. That said, I recognize that you are strong and courageous to come alone. This is your reward.
The Master Ball is the ultimate Poké Ball. It will unfailingly catch any Pokémon in the wild. But it is not anything that I require. Unlike you Trainers, I do not make Pokémon my friends or partners. Unlike other Team Galactic members, I don't use Pokémon as tools. Instead, I make the power of Pokémon my own.
If you wish to save the Pokémon from the lakes, take the warp panel ahead. I am off to Mt. Coronet. I will ascend the mountain to its peak where destiny awaits me. It is there that I will create my new world...
... ... Everything is ready for the creation of a new world. Now, all will end. And everything will begin. With this, the Red Chain made from the crystals of the three lake Pokémon. And this, the Red Chain I replicated with technological means... With these Red Chains I will pry open the portal to another dimension. I command that you unleash your power for me...
Dialga, the mythical Pokémon, and the master of time! ...And the other. Palkia, the mythical Pokémon, and the master of space and dimensions!
I've waited so long for this moment, Dialga and Palkia. Shaping this world is a double spiral of time and space. Yes, the very things that you have the ability to control! You will do my bidding! I will have your abilities as mine! With the power I wield, I will create an entirely new world! The incomplete and ugly world we have now can disappear. I am resetting everything to zero. Nothing can remain. It is all for making the ultimate world. A world of complete perfection. Nothing so vague and incomplete as spirit can remain.
...I should have expected as much. Uxie, "The Being of Knowledge." Azelf, "The Being of Willpower." And Mesprit, "The Being of Emotion"...
The Pokémon have come to protect Sinnoh? Pathetic and worthless. It takes the three of them, the three lake Pokémon that symbolize spirit, to balance either the Pokémon of time or space. But they can't maintain balance against the two. Not when both Dialga and Palkia are here. Their coming here is in vain. So much meaningless drama. Now, [player]. You've constantly interfered with my plans, but you will be forgiven. After all, there will remain no spirit for all time when I am done. All spirit will disappear. It will be ripped away... From you! From your Pokémon! From those precious to you...! It is time! My dream will be my reality!
What is this pressure I feel...? Something...is enraged?
Interesting. So, there is a Pokémon that can only appear as a shadow.
Regardless, the effort is rash and foolish. I have harnessed the powers of Dialga and Palkia...
I, Cyrus, won't have any more interferererererere...!
... The shadowy Pokémon isn't here. It abandoned me here, then disappeared somewhere farther down... Was it content to merely interfere with my plan...? Incidentally, do you understand the concept of genes?
... If it's true, you've impressed me. Genes can be considered the blueprints of all life-forms. That includes humans and Pokémon alike. Genes are contained in a DNA strand. A DNA strand consists of 2 chains of opposing characteristics in a spiral. If one of the chains were to be broken, the other could replicate it. One or the other cannot exist without its opposite.
Do you understand where I am going with this? This is a bizarre world. Time doesn't flow. Space isn't stable. Only that shadowy Pokémon lives here. This world is the opposite of our world-- our world I wish to change. It is like the two chains composing the strand of DNA. The two worlds must be balancing each other to remain in existence. Without one, the other cannot exist. The shadowy Pokémon must play a role in keeping the worlds in balance. That is why it must have interfered and brought me here. The shadowy Pokémon must have made this bizarre world. That's why trying to change our world disturbed it and made it reveal itself. But that is all irrelevant. What matters is defeating that Pokémon and making this world disappear. I won't allow it to interfere with me again. With it gone, neither world will be able to revert to its original state...
Why should I run and hide from the world and have to wait quietly? My aim is to rid our world of the vague and incomplete thing we call spirit. By freeing ourselves of that, our world can be made complete. That is my justice! No one can interfere!
I won't lose! Not to that shadowy Pokémon! Not in any worthless world!
... Don't think that you can defeat or capture that Pokémon. This bizarre world is none other than that Pokémon itself! Capturing it or defeating it will make this world disappear! Very well! Do what you will! Rather than repairing the world, you're going to destroy it for me! Do it. You inherit my legacy.
- After defeating or capturing Giratina:
That Pokémon... That shadowy Pokémon was captured/defeated?! Your doing so means that this irrational world will remain in existence! Does that make it impossible for me to create a new world? Even if I made new Red Chains, the new world can't be made! Why?! What compels you to protect the two worlds? Is spirit, a vague and incomplete thing, so important to you?!
Silence! Enough of your blathering! That's how you justify spirit as something worthwhile?! That is merely humans hoping, deluding themselves that they are happy and safe! The emotions broiling inside me... Rage, hatred, frustration... These ugly emotions arise because of my own incomplete spirit! ... Enough. We will never see eye to eye. This, I promise you. I will break the secrets of the world. With that knowledge, I will create my own complete and perfect world. One day, you will awaken to a world of my creation. A world without spirit.
In the anime
He made his first appearance in Losing Its Lustrous! and Double Team Turnover!, along with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It was revealed that he is a rich businessman who has made most of the buildings and libraries throughout Sinnoh. However, Ash and the others do not know that he is also the Team Galactic leader. Using his businessman alter-ego, he visits the Celestic Town Historical Research Center while the remaining members of Team Galactic carry out a plan to steal the Lustrous Orb from the Research Center, after having already stolen the Adamant Orb from its Eterna City police escort.
He discovers from Ash and Dawn that they have seen Azelf and Mesprit when the two tell of their encounters with the mysterious Pokémon at Lake Verity and Lake Valor, which apparently intrigues him
He appeared again in Saving the World From Ruins!. He was seen in Team Galactic's headquarters alongside Saturn and Jupiter as well as Charon. They were coordinating Mars's mission on Iron Island and using a beam launched with the Spear Key to scan energy readings from the Spear Pillar. However, Mars's machine was destroyed when the scan had reached only 60%, presumably ruining their mission. Despite this, Cyrus did not appear to be discouraged.
Cyrus also appeared towards the end of Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, where he requested J's services in capturing Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, he takes control of Dialga and Palkia, and steps into a portal created by the two legendary Pokémon. The portal was soon destroyed, leaving Cyrus's fate unknown.
He appeared briefly in DP191 in Team Rocket's fantasy with all the other members of Team Galactic.
In the manga
Cyrus makes his first appearance when Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum are at the reception office to Mt. Coronet. During this time, the three were noisily chatting in an area which he deemed to be a "sacred" ground for the new evolutions of his Magneton and Nosepass, who then promptly evolve before burying the trio in a Rock Slide. He later appears in the Celestic Ruins, where he cleverly outsmarts Cynthia's Garchomp into using its beams to open the entrance to the ruins so that he may capture the markings on his camera, which Pearl and Dia then destroy. He reappears again toward the recent rounds of the Diamond & Pearl chapter to serve the same role he does in the Platinum version.
Cyrus has these Pokémon:
Cyrus first appears in volume 2, watching Mitsumi
's contest. He tells Hareta
that he is an old friend of Mitsumi's. His next appearance is in Celestic Town at the ruins, where his name and the objectives of Team Galactic
are revealed. Hareta later engages him in a battle, Weavile versus Piplup. During it he realizes he is actually enjoying the battle, causing him to panic and send out his Gyarados. He then proceeds to command Gyarados to shatter the bridge they were battling on, sending Hareta and Piplup into the water.
His Japanese name, Akagi, is a common surname in Japan, which may indicate that, like Giovanni, his name in Japan is merely his last name, leaving his first unknown. "Akagi" means "red castle", "red tree", or "red future", the last of which may reference the many deaths that would have taken place if his scheme had come to fruition. It may also refer to the Red Chain which Cyrus needs to summon the legendary Pokémon, Dialga and/or Palkia, at the Spear Pillar. It could also be in reference to Planet X, also known as the Red Planet, Nibiru, Wormwood, Quetzalcoatl, and many more names. It is an apocalyptic conspiracy, but there are many different theories about what exactly it is. There is also a volcano called Akagi in the real-world Kanto region of Japan.
The majority of Cyrus's localized names refer to the Sun; this fits in with the Commanders' planetary naming scheme, and may be a reference to how Cyrus would figuratively hold the Sun's position as center of his new world. The Korean and Chinese names contain both a reference to red, like the Japanese one, and to the Sun, like the localized Western ones.
||赤木 Akagi, Bischofia javanica. Common last name in Japan. Means "red castle", "red tree", or "red future".
||From Persian Kuros, meaning Sun.
||From Helios, the Greek solar deity.
||From Persian Kuros, meaning sun.
||From Helios, the Greek solar deity.
||Similar to 태양 (太陽) "sun", 홍 may mean 紅, "red" (in Japanese aka)
||Means "red sun", 赤 comes from 赤 aka.
- The aka that appears in his Japanese name may refer to the color red, as a counterpart to Cynthia, whose Japanese name refers to shiro, white.
- In the games, Cyrus's Pokémon are all either of Template:Type2 or Template:Type2, his Honchkrow is both. Also all of Cyrus's Pokémon are dual-typed, and they all have a weakness to Rock.
- Until Charon's introduction, Cyrus was the only one of the four major characters of Team Galactic that does not share a name with a planet. Charon's Japanese namesake, Pluto, is a dwarf planet, but was considered a planet between its 1930 discovery and 2006. Charon is the largest of Pluto's three moons. This makes Cyrus the only named Team Galactic member who is not named for a solar system object (though his English and German names are derived from one).
- Cyrus is the first leader of a villainous team to appear in the opening of a game.
- Although there are only three red gems visible on each of Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, Cyrus will recreate the Red Chain as many times as the player loses to him.
- Cyrus is the only member of Team Galactic shown to have a Crobat, although many are seen to have its previous forms.
- Cyrus is the first leader of a villainous team to have his age confirmed.
- Cyrus is also the first leader of a main series villainous team whose English name does not end in a long "e" sound.
- Cyrus shares a Pokémon with Giovanni, another leader of a villainous gang, though the latter was never shown with one until the release of the HeartGold and SoulSilver versions.
- Additionally, it is worth noting that Silver, a counterpart to Giovanni's own son, also possesses a Honchkrow.
- Cyrus is the only Trainer with the class Galactic Boss.
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